What is the Next Step in My Kitchen Remodel Project?

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Q: I’m buying an apartment and plan to re-do the kitchen: will be adding some walls and lots of cabinets and counter space. All the existing appliances will remain as is, so no plumbing or electrical needed. I know the look and functions and finishes I want (thanks for all the inspiration, Apartment Therapy!). My question? Where to begin? Do I get an architect? Or can go directly to a contractor? Can Ikea do it all? (Do I even want an Ikea kitchen?) This is my chance to create a dream kitchen, and I want to do it right (and on budget).

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